2012 POGO-PML Shipboard Training Fellowship onboard AMT cruise

General Information

16 Sep 2012 to 21 Dec 2012

The AMT22 cruise set sail from Southampton in the UK on 10 October 2012 and arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile on 24 November 2012. The principal scientist was Glen Tarran from Plymouth Marine Laboratory

The cruise took measurements by autonomous instrumentation in parallel with the ship observations.
A NASA overflight took place during the cruise, with which the data from AMT was used to provide important validation. The aim of the flight was to increase the capability of the airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar in relation to ocean ecosystems, air-sea gas exchange and ocean-aerosol interactions. The flight was used to improve the functionality of the Research Scanning Polarimeter which measures the properties of aerosols and clouds. Argo floats from the Met Office and Villefrance were also deployed and gliders from Rutgers University followed similar cruise tracks.

Priority areas

What is offered

The selected candidate had the opportunity to:

- Visit Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in the UK, for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning;

- Go on the cruise and help make hydrological, bio-optical and/or ecological observations; and

- After the cruise, spend approximately one additional month at PML, learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them.


Who can apply

This fellowship program was open to early scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

How to apply

Applications are closed for this fellowship.

Review process

Applications are closed for this fellowship.


Applications are closed for this fellowship.